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Meet the stars of this year's Carlisle Christmas panto

Tickets are on sale now Credit: ITV Border

The Sands Centre Christmas pantomime returns to Carlisle this December to tell the famous fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty.

This year's show will star Carlisle's 1990s popstar Lee Brenan, as the prince, and former Eastenders actress Chery Fergison (Heather Trott) as the wicked fairy.

They will be joined by breakfast DJ, Robbie Dee, who plays the Dame, and Dean Winters, as the Jester.


Man and young child 'racially abused' in Carlisle

The incident took place in Bitts Park Credit: ITV Border

Police are investigating after a man and his young child were racially abused in a Carlisle park.

The incident, which is being described as a hate crime, took place in Bitts Park at approximately 3pm on 24 September.

One young man, who was part of a group, reportedly shouted racial abuse at the man and child.

Concern for Carlisle man last seen leaving hospital

Paul Dickinson. Credit: Cumbria Police

Cumbria Police say they're concerned for the welfare of a man who left a hospital before he could be treated.

Paul Dickinson, from Carlisle, had suffered a facial injury.

He was last seen leaving the A&E ward at the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle at 5.30pm last Thursday 21 September.

He was last seen wearing a beige jacket and dark-coloured trousers.

Anyone with information should call Cumbria Police on 101.

More than 1,500 students arrive at University of Cumbria

More than 1,500 students have arrived at the University of Cumbria during Freshers' Week. If you're one of the 1,500 students adjusting to student life this freshers week - here's a little survival guide from second-year student and freshers mentor, Laura:


'Memory walk' held in Carlisle

CUFC captain Danny Grainger starts memory walk Credit: ITV Border

A hundred people have taken part in Carlisle's 'memory walk' in aid of the Alzheimer's Society.

Dementia patients and their relatives walked either a one mile course or a three mile course from Bitz Park.

It is one of a number of Memory Walks across the UK that are being held.

Walking, exercising and being physically healthy are considered to be important for those who might have dementia.

It's also hoped the walk has raised thousands of pounds for the Alzheimers Society in Cumbria.

Bath time for Roman dig volunteers in Carlisle

Volunteers will help uncover remains for the next four weeks Credit: ITV Border

An archaeological dig is underway in Carlisle to uncover the 4th century remains of a Roman bath house.

Volunteers will work on the site, uncovered near the River Eden in the Stanwix area in May, for the next four weeks. It is hoped the site will become a major tourist attraction:

The site was uncovered near the River Eden in May Credit: ITV Border
Ladies ring, with a key on to unlock a jewellery box Credit: ITV Border
Items uncovered date back to the 4th century Credit: ITV Border
Ladies ring, with a key on to unlock a jewellery box (Seen above) Credit: ITV Border

Up to 15 people a day will be involved in the dig daily - except Sundays - until Saturday 7 October.

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